Volvo Car Corporation has announced its plans to test automobiles at a soon to be constructed active car safety testing facility to be operated by the AstaZero division of the Active Safety Test Area company. The testing facility will be constructed beside the current Volvo testing facility in the western Swedish region of Hällered, but Volvo will be only one of the automakers making use of the AstaZero facility’s testing grounds. A statement released by representatives from the Volvo Car Corporation indicated that the automaker would use the facilities planned high tech testing equipment in the development of innovative safety features for the vehicles released in the future as part of Volvo’s effort to eliminate all serious casualties caused by its new vehicles by the year 2020. The term active safety describes technologically innovative safety features designed to aid the driver in preventing collisions, or in the case of an unavoidable accident, reducing the damage caused by the collision, City Safety, Pedestrian Detection with fully automatic braking, Driver Alert Control, Sign Information and Cross Traffic Alert Road are safety features Volvo has already developed and installed on new model cars. Vehicles and their drivers will be tested across a wide range of traffic conditions at the new active testing facility, including congested city roadways, busy intersections, and rural highways. In every environment, vehicles and drivers will be tested on their ability to safely share the road with other cars as well as bicycles, pedestrians, motorcycles, commercial trucks and buses, etc.